Sunday, August 17, 2008

Overlooked

its quite ridiculous how sometimes the mind wants to do things that doesn't excite the heart.

the other night someone asked me what was written on my shirt, and i didn't know. even though i had worn that shirt many times, i wasn't sure whether it wrote "boarding" or "surfboarding" when asked.

i could have just looked down, and read what it wrote. but it's kinda sad that we tend to overlook such simple stuff. it makes me wonder, what else i let pass me by, unnoticed. so many things may have slipped through this gaze. so many good and bad memories in front of me, absent in the mind.

all went unnoticed.

last night, i was reminded of the old kampung house i used to live in. i tried to remember the finer details of it, especially the second hall. try as i might, but the only thought that came was the fact that it had been congested with stuff. what stuff exactly, i couldn't really remember.

is my memory really failing me? or do we just take things like this lightly? hmmm...

i like to reminisce the past, but it gets disappointing when you come to a halt. your train of thoughts crashes into a boulder of mystery. the familiar self-told story starts looking for a new story-teller.


anyways, speaking of the old kampung house i miss, it had quite a number of trees in its compound of tales. back then, i used to take things for granted. now, the mentality has changed because:

1) after the realization that rambutans and mangoes aren't free, coz we used to pluck them or let them fall off and rot coz we were sick of eating them, or were down with sore throat.

2) and people actually paid for pandan leaves!

hahaha i never bought pandan leaves. we just took the knives and cut them from the plant. that perception lasted for quite a number of years, till i found them at supermarkets. i was shocked.

-outz-

15 comments:

Sash said...

i remember ur second hall. there was a fridge there. and an old sweing machine.

sharman said...

lol yea i remember the fridge. sewing machine that nobody ever used. there was just a lot of things. was trying to pick each one out. dont ask y tho...

Sash said...

i wont. its not like ur normal. i understand that u tend to do these things. on top of that, ur in KB. wakakaka

izzy said...

..i have a pandan plant at home tooo....*feels proud*

sharman said...

sash: lol yea probably coz im in KB la.. makes some sense hahaha..tho like u said la, never been normal :P

izzy: hehehe good for u. i miss having a pandan plant. now we buy em from the supermarket. which i find is kinda peculiar. going to a supermarket to buy pandan leaves... that doesnt sound sane.. maybe coz i grew up with a plant at the back of the house :D

Dilah said...

hhmmm..ur post is making me feel nostalgic alr. *misses childhood*

sharman said...

dilah: waaahhh so dramatic ah??? isnt that kinda extreme...

TKDaddict said...

aaaah i miss the house tooo....so many memories...good n bad...getting chased by ur dog was one of the bad ones...hahaha...gosh thats still clearly engraved in my head...lets see what else..watching u n calvin chase each other with shieldtox...hehehe...and how running upstairs gave those ppl's tea downstairs added flavouring....ai i could go on and on ...haha
ah the rambutans...to be able to reach out the window now and pluck one instead of going to the shop and buying it for rm2 a kilo..
oh oh the second hall had a lil hole in the ceiling didnt it? and a table there too besides the fridge n the sewing machine...

sharman said...

atta: haha yeaaa.. we grew up there. i mean police and thief, then the hide n seek with the tin can, where could we have played?

shieldtox, was my only shield. how ironic the name fits, rite?

hahaha added flavour but they sure did love the tea. none complained, albeit there was some yelling, but i think we were deafening enough.

yea it had a small table up to knee height beside the fridge, and another table opposite it. the was also a safe near the window...

drug addicts took over it and almost burnt it down recently hahaha...

TKDaddict said...

hahaha...those were the days man...

wah...ganas until almost burn down ah? they cooking there isit? haha

sharman said...

yerppp... so long agooo

hmmm dont think they need to eat. maybe doktor kampung medication?

Sash said...

me misses that place. i was such a brat and you guys were FORCED to layan me. :P

sharman said...

lol nice choice of word :P :P :P

Sash said...

oiks...today veliamma's bday function...since u cant come... my dad put ur pic on the banner. well not urs alone lah...theres pics of all the nieces n nephews.

wish u cud come...the food so yummm summore tht restaurant.

(am i rubbing it in, KB boy?)

nyahahaha... BYE!

sharman said...

ur such an ass u know. real annoying ass. hmphhH!!!!!